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Winston Salem North Carolina Raccoon Control Situation: David - you've been VERY generous with your time and information. I can't tell you how much I appreciate getting first-hand knowledge from someone who has been down this road before me. You sound like you're very busy - a good thing when working on your own! You may be curious about my background - or maybe not. However, I think that it is only fair that I tell you a little about myself to satisfy any curiosity you may have. I currently work for a software developer that serves the veterinary industry. I was hired as a technical writer, and have since taken on many other tasks: web site development, marketing, and other communication responsibilities. In addition to seven years as a technical writer, I have 10 years experience in radio advertising. I did a brief stint selling AutoCAD software and computer solutions. I've worked with many different types of business owners and managers over the years. I've seen how good business people succeed, and I've seen how bad business people have been able to succeed - which always amazed me. Based on my observations, I know that I have the discipline, knowledge, and drive to succeed. As I stated in my message yesterday, there are probably 2 or 3 independent WCOs and a CC franchise in my area. Without even knowing any of these individuals, I would bet my house that I can market and operate a wildlife control business more successfully than any of them. That may sound arrogant. However, I will tell you that I've long dreamed of working for myself. I've gotten a lot ideas from seeing how different businesses are run over the years. Marketing and making sound business decisions are not likely to pose a serious challenge to my success. I do not have any formal education in wildlife behavior or biology. I have a BA in communications. However the outdoors has been my true passion since I was a kid. I grew up on a river, and used to trap muskrat, mink, and raccoons when I was 14 young. I've spent years observing wildlife and learning about their behavior while hunting. I've done some outdoor writing and photography work, and I always stirve to recognize the subtle things outdoors that most people do not seem to be aware of. As a kid I used to clean fish during our whitebass and walleye runs - smell and getting my hands dirty does not turn me off. I am very mechanically inclined and innovative. I weld steel and aluminum. I do my own vehicle and home maintenance. For example, last year I removed and replaced my roof, fascia, and soffit. I'll stop there. That is likely more than you cared to know about someone you've never met. I appreciate your offer to provide some brief answers to any additional questions I may have. At some point I will likely get in touch with you again - you've been a great help. One nagging question has been what to expect as far as seasonal demands, and lack of, in a northern climate. I may have to pose that question to a WCO in the Midwest or Northeast. Spring and fall would seem to be the busiest, but I would like to know what to expect in Dec, Jan & Feb. By the way, I like the pictures of your truck on your Web site. It is nearly identical to what I envision having at some point. Right now I have a black GMC Sierra 1/2-ton with a black cap. However, I believe people more readily associate a white truck with contractors. I suspect that some may actually expect to see a white truck.
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